James E. Oliff

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James E. Oliff
Location Chicago, IL
Twitter @filo696

James E. Oliff is a non-executive director with the London-based technology firm KRM22 and an advisory board member of Rice Dairy.

In his career, he has been a trader, exchange leader and technology executive. He was a long time member of the board of the CME Group and a leader of its predecessor boards, from 1982 to 2017. He served as vice chairman of the CME Group at the time of its IPO.

He also served as chairman of the CME Foundation, the CME Group's charitable arm.

He resigned from the CME Group board suddenly in 2017, citing no conflicts in the official SEC filing.[1][2]


Oliff was a member of the CME Group board of directors, having served on CME boards since April 2002 and as a director of CME since 1994.

A member of the exchange for more than 25 years, Oliff was second vice chairman of CME Holdings' board from its formation on August 2, 2001, until April 2002, and of CME's board from 1998 until April 2002; he served as vice chairman of CME Holdings from 2002 until its merger with the Chicago Board of Trade in July 2007, becoming CME Group. He previously served on CME's board from 1982 to 1992.

Oliff has also served as executive director of International Futures and Options Associates (1996 to July 2005) and as president of LST Commodities, LLC, an introducing broker (1999 until January 2002).

He also is a member of advisory board for the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Kent State University.

He was the the deputy chairman of FFastFill PLC[3][4][5][6]


He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brandeis University and J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Registration Information

  • James E. Oliff - NFA ID 0069697


  1. FORM 8-K. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  2. BRIEF-CME Group on April 6, James Oliff notified company that he would resign from the board effective immediately. Reuters.
  3. "Ffastill Board of Directors”. Ffastfill PLC.
  4. "Board of Directors”. CME Group.
  5. Executives. Wall Street Journal.
  6. James E. Oliff. LinkedIn.
[[Category:FFastFill] - Former Employees]